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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Participants sought: investigating the effects of oxytocin on a variety of pain related experiences

Seeking individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain as a result of a whiplash injury aged 18-60

This study aims to investigate the effects of oxytocin on a variety of pain related experiences.

Who can take part?

  • You are an individual with chronic musculoskeletal pain as the result of an injury that has lasted for at least 12 months 
  • You do not have a current or past medical condition that affects the way you perceive pain (e.g., diabetes, depression or anxiety) 
  • You have no known allergies 
  • You are not colour blind 
  • You are not pregnant or breastfeeding 
  • You are an English speaker 

What is involved?
This study will be conducted at Monash University, Clayton campus, and consists of two sessions held two weeks apart. Each session takes no more than 3 hours. The study involves five tasks; one which examines how the perceived intensity of painful stimuli differs across body sites, one which examines your physical functional ability, one which examines your responses to an experimental pain induction model, one which records variances in heart and respiration rate, and one which examines changes in physiological arousal to the fear of pain.

Will I be reimbursed?
Participants will be reimbursed $60 (per session) in return for their time, and to cover out-of-pocket travel expenses. Single day parking permits will also be provided to participants for travel to the Clayton campus of Monash University for the two testing sessions.

Who is running the project?
This study is being conducted within the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University. If you are interested in participating, or would like to learn more about the study, please contact lincoln.tracy@monash.edu

Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee Approval Number CF15⁄659-2015000303

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